museums&MORE Summer 2011

A Three-Step Guide to Employee Reviews

Introducing & Managing Employee Reviews with No Extra BudgetSmall retailers have so much on their to-do list that it appears to never end. The list goes on and on and on without an end in sight. Betwe... more

Artist Spotlight: Sunburst Companies

From bracelets to badges, this family-owned company makes the medal that they peddleBy Abby HeugelManaging EditorFor more than 40 years, Sunburst Companies in Providence, R.I. has kept things in the f... more

Editor’s Letter: Role Reversal

While it would be nice if I could fly around the country and visit each and every store we feature in this magazine, unfortunately, that's just not in the budget. But once in awhile I get the chance t... more

Fiddle Sticks Toys

Can your mind come out to play?When is a museum gift shop more than just a museum gift shop? When it's a bilingual shopping adventure at Fiddle Sticks Toys in the Children's Museum of Houston, or if y... more


Hospital gift shops continue to evolve with the timesTo be successful in today's competitive retail landscape, hospital gift shops must continue to evolve based on the demands of the consumer and in s... more

Touch the Merchandise

Educational toys and games get customer thinking-and spendingBy Abby HeugelManaging EditorMost children don't like shopping because they're usually told not to touch anything the second they walk in a... more

Under the Sea

Large or small, aquarium stores can make waves with creative solutionsForget dolphin T-shirts. Savvy shoppers of all ages flock to aquarium gift shops large and small to find one-of-a-kind, show-stopp... more

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